The 24th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications

Okayama, Japan
December 14-16

Photo is courtesy of Okayama Tourism Association.

Reports of WPMC2021

Urgent information for participants from abroad!

On the 29th, the Japanese government announced that it will ban new foreigners from all over the world in principle from the 0 o’clock on the November 30th, following the rapid expansion of the new strain of COVID-19.

Important information for participants from abroad

The Japanese Government announced that it will take measures to ease immigration restrictions from November 8, 2021.
For immigrants who meet the following requirements, the restrictions on behavior after 4 days after entry will be relaxed.

  1. Hold a valid two-time vaccination certificate.
  2. The person in charge of acceptance submits necessary documents such as an action plan for prospective immigrants to the government in advance, undergoes examination, and obtains a VISA.
  3. Even if a visa is issued, it is necessary for the person in charge of acceptance to meet you at the airport and apply in advance for transportation arrangements during your visit to Japan.
  4. The person in charge of acceptance is required to monitor and respond to actions during the isolation period (3 days) and during the visit to Japan.
  5. Use of behavior monitoring application is required.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, it is difficult to complete the arrangements within about a month before the conference due to the lengthy procedures.
In consideration of this situation, we are kindly requesting all foreign participants residing abroad to participate and present their papers online.

Important Dates

Full paper Submission                                                              July 30, 2021    August 31, 2021   September 17   October 1
Special Session                                                                          July 30, 2021   August 31, 2021   September 17    October 1
Notification of Acceptance for Regular Sessions           October 1, 2021   November 15, 2021    November 20, 2021
Deadline for Final Manuscripts           October 31, 2021  December    1, 2021

About WPMC

The 24th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC2021) will be held in Okayama, Japan from December 12th to 16th, 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is “Paving the Way for Digital and Wireless Transformation”. This event is co-hosted by Okayama University, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Yokosuka Research Park (YRP), and CTIF Global Capsule (CGC).

The WPMC symposium was inaugurated in 1998, as a global platform which aims at enabling academia-industry-government collaboration in the field of wireless information. The WPMC has established itself as a unique global annual international symposium on wireless techno-business world. It encapsulates the high-end wireless technology and the current market and trends to create future businesses and innovative societies.

Continuing the series, the 24th WPMC will bring together academia, government, business sectors and standardization bodies to explore activities, trends and future challenges towards innovative societies by bridging wireless and business worlds.

We look forward to receive your contributions and to see you at the conference of WPMC2021 in Okayama, Japan.

For more information of WPMC, please visit the official web site of WPMC-Home.

Greeting from General Chair (Under rearrangement)

It is my great pleasure to hold the 24rd International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC 2021 at Okayama, the land of sunshine in Japan.

The WPMC symposium series first commenced in 1998, as a unique international conference dedicated to wireless multimedia communications aiming for global collaboration. The symposium is widely held in Asia, Europe, America, and other regions, and growing year by year.

At this symposium I hope that all participants enjoy technical presentations and social events, as well as related discussions and experiences at Okayama. The symposium will surely allow participants to expand their field of view.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank to Honorary Chair of WPMC 2021, Prof. Hirofumi Makino, President of Okayama University, and all distinguished committee members and relevant staff of this symposium.

Dr. Hideyuki Tokuda,
President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

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